Really important cartooning: Threads by Cartoon Kate


I’ll post the last of my daughter’s daily outfit drawings at the end of the month – might as well bundle in the last two days with week 4.

Meanwhile, there’s nothing that makes little fashion sketches look so inconsequential as a cartoon doing something really powerful, political and potentially game-changing. 

This week my friend Kate shared her story of going out to the Calais “jungle” to help refugees there: Threads

As so often, it’s the small observed details that make it so hard-hitting: the stepped-down shoes, the child complaining that they are not tired: everyday minutiae that make the extraordinary circumstances they are seen within all the more shocking. Beware, you may cry. But you will also come away with more understanding. Brava, Kate.

Published by Myfanwy Tristram

I am an illustrator, situated in Brighton on the south coast of England, and with a special interest in comics and graphic memoir. I also work for a non-profit which encourages people to be active in democracy and to exercise rights such as the right to information through FOIA.

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